ICE Headline News Feed by State - Illinois https://www.ice.gov/ en Copyright 2020 Thu, 17 Jun 2021 17:15:00 -0400 HSI investigated Chinese national for laundering drug money https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-investigated-chinese-national-laundering-drug-money Xianbing Gan, 51, was sentenced to 14 years in prison for laundering illegal narcotics proceeds on behalf of drug traffickers in Mexico. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-investigated-chinese-national-laundering-drug-money Tue, 04/27/2021 - 13:55 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Illinois ICE officers arrest citizen of the Czech Republic in Illinois https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-officers-arrest-citizen-czech-republic-illinois Tomas Ruckschlos, 34, was released into the community after serving time in prison for his crimes, without notification to ICE. ICE officers arrest citizen of the Czech Republic in Illinois https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-officers-arrest-citizen-czech-republic-illinois Wed, 04/21/2021 - 15:28 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Illinois Illinois woman sentenced to prison on federal labor trafficking charge https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/illinois-woman-sentenced-prison-federal-labor-trafficking-charge Concepcion Malinek, 50, of Cicero, Illinois, pleaded guilty last year to one count of labor trafficking. For the crime, she was sentenced to 78 months in prison and ordered to pay $112,545 in restitution to the victims. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/illinois-woman-sentenced-prison-federal-labor-trafficking-charge Mon, 04/19/2021 - 14:42 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Illinois Illinois man sentenced to 45 years in prison for "sextorting" minors in 8 states https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/illinois-man-sentenced-45-years-prison-sextorting-minors-8-states Cornell D.A. Johnson, 24, of Chicago was described by Senior U.S. District Judge Michael M. Mihm as a “ringmaster,” who engaged in an “exercise of power,” to prey on victims of a vulnerable age for his pleasure and satisfaction. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/illinois-man-sentenced-45-years-prison-sextorting-minors-8-states Tue, 04/13/2021 - 16:20 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Illinois Chicago man pleads guilty to delivering more than 900 grams of heroin https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/chicago-man-pleads-guilty-delivering-more-900-grams-heroin Freddy Gutierrez, 29, of Chicago, was found guilty of delivery of a controlled substance of more than 900 grams, a Class X felony. Gutierrez was sentenced to 15 years in prison and immediately remanded into custody by Kane County Circuit Court Judge Salvatore LoPiccolo Jr. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/chicago-man-pleads-guilty-delivering-more-900-grams-heroin Fri, 04/09/2021 - 10:17 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Illinois ICE ERO removes national security threat to South Africa https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-ero-removes-national-security-threat-south-africa Usama Darwich Hamade, 55, finished his sentence with the Department of Corrections and was taken into ICE custody to effect his removal. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-ero-removes-national-security-threat-south-africa Wed, 03/31/2021 - 14:42 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Illinois Chicago staffing company executive sentenced for assisting in hiring noncitizens https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/chicago-staffing-company-executive-sentenced-assisting-hiring-noncitizens Sergio Badani, 51, of St. Charles, Illinois, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Sara L. Ellis sentenced to two years’ probation on one count of conspiracy to commit harboring for purposes of commercial advantage. Judge Ellis also fined Badani $15,000. He had previously pleaded guilty to the charge last year. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/chicago-staffing-company-executive-sentenced-assisting-hiring-noncitizens Mon, 03/01/2021 - 11:42 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Illinois 5 former Chicago postal employees among 11 charged in theft, fraud conspiracy https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/5-former-chicago-postal-employees-among-11-charged-theft-fraud-conspiracy Federal authorities uncovered the 18-month conspiracy through a joint investigation titled Operation Cash on Delivery. The former USPS employees, who at the time worked as mail carriers in the Chicagoland area, are alleged to have stolen credit cards and other financial instruments from the mail and provided them to co-conspirators in exchange for cash or other items, according to a 20-count indictment unsealed Thursday in federal court in Chicago. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/5-former-chicago-postal-employees-among-11-charged-theft-fraud-conspiracy Fri, 02/26/2021 - 12:20 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Illinois Suburban Chicago couple charged with child labor trafficking https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/suburban-chicago-couple-charged-child-labor-trafficking Santos Teodoro AC-Salazar, 23, and Olga Choc Laj, 30, both of Aurora, Illinois, are charged with using force, threats of force and threatening abuse of the law and legal process in order to force the minor female to comply. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/suburban-chicago-couple-charged-child-labor-trafficking Thu, 10/08/2020 - 14:59 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Illinois ICE arrests 88 on immigration violations in Chicagoland https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-arrests-88-immigration-violations-chicagoland Targeted individuals were arrested for immigration violations and have a variety of pending charges or convictions for crimes like attempted homicide, armed robbery, sexual assault and drug trafficking. They were previously in the custody of local or state law enforcement due to crimes they committed but were released due to jurisdictions’ non-cooperation policies. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-arrests-88-immigration-violations-chicagoland Fri, 09/25/2020 - 08:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Illinois ICE removes Somali man convicted of aiding terror group https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-removes-somali-man-convicted-aiding-terror-group Mahdi Mohammed Hashi, 31, a citizen of Somalia, was removed by ICE’s ERO Chicago Field Office via an ICE Air Operations charter flight without incident. Once in Somalia, ICE officers transferred custody of Hashi to local authorities. Mahdi Mohammed Hashi , Mahdi Mohammed Hashi https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-removes-somali-man-convicted-aiding-terror-group Fri, 09/18/2020 - 14:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Illinois Chicago-area woman pleads guilty to federal labor trafficking https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/chicago-area-woman-pleads-guilty-federal-labor-trafficking Concepcion Malinek, 50, pleaded guilty to one count of labor trafficking. The charge is punishable by up to 20 years in federal prison. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/chicago-area-woman-pleads-guilty-federal-labor-trafficking Tue, 07/28/2020 - 14:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Illinois Chicago-area trio charged with running online romance fraud, other schemes https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/chicago-area-trio-charged-running-online-romance-fraud-other-schemes Samuel Aniukwu, 46, a Nigerian national residing in Romeoville, Illinois; Anthony Emeka Ibekie, 55, a Nigerian national residing in Oswego, Illinois; and, Jennifer Gosha, 48, a U.S. citizen residing in Oak Park, Illinois were charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/chicago-area-trio-charged-running-online-romance-fraud-other-schemes Tue, 07/21/2020 - 16:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Illinois ICE offers first Citizens Academy for public to learn more about agency’s mission in Chicago https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-offers-first-citizens-academy-public-learn-more-about-agencys-mission-chicago The goal of the program is for participants to become familiar with how and why ICE carries out its mission. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-offers-first-citizens-academy-public-learn-more-about-agencys-mission-chicago Mon, 07/13/2020 - 10:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Illinois Central Illinois teacher, coach arrested for child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/central-illinois-teacher-coach-arrested-child-pornography Douglas O. Mynatt, 56, of Savoy, Illinois, is employed as a physical education teacher at Urbana’s University High School and serves as coach of the girls cross-country program. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/central-illinois-teacher-coach-arrested-child-pornography Fri, 04/03/2020 - 11:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Illinois Illinois man pleads guilty to threatening minor, child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/illinois-man-pleads-guilty-threatening-minor-child-pornography David J. Cottrell, 30, of Niles, Illinois, enticed the underage victim into sending him sexually explicit photos of herself via online social messaging applications.  https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/illinois-man-pleads-guilty-threatening-minor-child-pornography Fri, 03/13/2020 - 16:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Illinois Chinese national convicted of laundering drug money for traffickers in Mexico https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/chinese-national-convicted-laundering-drug-money-traffickers-mexico On three occasions in 2018, Xianbing Gan schemed to have narcotics proceeds totaling about $534,206 picked up in Chicago and transferred to various bank accounts in China, in order for the money to ultimately be remitted to drug traffickers in Mexico. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/chinese-national-convicted-laundering-drug-money-traffickers-mexico Mon, 03/02/2020 - 18:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Illinois Man arrested for sexually assaulting toddler at fast food restaurant should have been turned over to ICE in 2019 https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/man-arrested-sexually-assaulting-toddler-fast-food-restaurant-should-have-been-turned That detainer was not honored and on Feb. 19, 2020, Puente was once again arrested, except this time it was for sexually assaulting a 3-year-old at a fast food restaurant. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/man-arrested-sexually-assaulting-toddler-fast-food-restaurant-should-have-been-turned Thu, 02/27/2020 - 17:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Illinois ICE HSI agents seize more than $2.5M of fake sports merchandise, tickets during NBA All-Star week https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-agents-seize-more-25m-fake-sports-merchandise-tickets-during-nba-all-star ICE's HSI special agents seized nearly 127,000 counterfeit items, retailing at more than $2.5 million dollars, during a six-day enforcement action leading up to the NBA All-Star Game. ICE HSI agents seize more than $2.5M of fake sports merchandise, tickets during NBA All-Star week , ICE HSI agents seize more than $2.5M of fake sports merchandise, tickets during NBA All-Star week https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-agents-seize-more-25m-fake-sports-merchandise-tickets-during-nba-all-star Tue, 02/25/2020 - 15:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Illinois Illinois man to serve 26 years in federal prison for sexually exploiting minors https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/illinois-man-serve-26-years-federal-prison-sexually-exploiting-minors On Sept. 9, 2019, Dennis H. West, 44, of Atwood, Illinois, pleaded guilty to five counts of sexual exploitation of minors in 2017 and 2018. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/illinois-man-serve-26-years-federal-prison-sexually-exploiting-minors Tue, 02/11/2020 - 07:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Illinois ICE officers arrest aggravated felon at Chicago's Union Station https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-officers-arrest-aggravated-felon-chicagos-union-station On Jan. 25, 2019, ERO officers filed a detainer with Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) for Yoni Cruz-Lopez, 24, a resident of Mt. Prospect, Illinois, and a citizen of Guatemala, after his felony conviction for driving under the influence (DUI). Cruz-Lopez has three DUI convictions (2015, 2016 and 2019). ICE officers arrest aggravated felon at Chicago's Union Station https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-officers-arrest-aggravated-felon-chicagos-union-station Fri, 02/07/2020 - 15:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Illinois Former suburban Chicago resident extradited, charged with producing child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-suburban-chicago-resident-extradited-charged-producing-child-pornography Marcos German Mendez, 32, is charged with: two counts of using a minor to produce child pornography; one count of transporting child pornography; and, one count of possession of child pornography on his cell phone. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-suburban-chicago-resident-extradited-charged-producing-child-pornography Fri, 01/24/2020 - 12:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Illinois Cook County declined more than 1,000 ICE detainers in FY19 https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/cook-county-declined-more-1000-ice-detainers-fy19 Law enforcement agencies in Cook County, Illinois, released 1,070 criminal aliens and immigration violators in Fiscal Year 2019, despite requests by ICE to notify the agency prior to their release from local custody. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/cook-county-declined-more-1000-ice-detainers-fy19 Fri, 01/10/2020 - 15:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Illinois US, ICE seek to denaturalize former Mexican Olympian, coach charged with sexually abusing child athletes https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/us-ice-seek-denaturalize-former-mexican-olympian-coach-charged-sexually-abusing-child According to the Department’s civil complaint, José Vilchis, a native of Mexico, sexually assaulted girls at various gymnastics training centers in the greater Chicago area over a span of decades. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/us-ice-seek-denaturalize-former-mexican-olympian-coach-charged-sexually-abusing-child Mon, 12/09/2019 - 09:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Illinois Chicago-area man sentenced to 18 months for conspiring to 'straw purchase' handguns for illegal export to Egypt https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/chicago-area-man-sentenced-18-months-conspiring-straw-purchase-handguns-illegal Omran Ismail, 53, of Burbank, Illinois, purchased four handguns in November 2013 from a licensed firearms dealer in Tinley Park, Illinois.  He then immediately transferred the guns to co-defendant Ola Sayed so that she could smuggle them to Egypt.  The guns were discovered in Sayed's checked luggage at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport as she attempted to board a flight to Cairo via London.  Chicago-area man sentenced to 18 months for conspiring to ‘straw purchase’ handguns for illegal export to Egypt , Chicago-area man sentenced to 18 months for conspiring to ‘straw purchase’ handguns for illegal export to Egypt , Chicago-area man sentenced to 18 months for conspiring to ‘straw purchase’ handguns for illegal export to Egypt , According to evidence presented at Ismail's trial, Ismail purchased four 9mm firearms from the gun dealer on Nov. 18, 2013.  , According to evidence presented at Ismail's trial, Ismail purchased four 9mm firearms from the gun dealer on Nov. 18, 2013.  , According to evidence presented at Ismail's trial, Ismail purchased four 9mm firearms from the gun dealer on Nov. 18, 2013.  https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/chicago-area-man-sentenced-18-months-conspiring-straw-purchase-handguns-illegal Tue, 12/03/2019 - 13:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Illinois